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Prior to moving into film, Alan was noted as one of London's most talented advertising copywriters. He worked for the Collet Dickinson Pearce (CDP) ad agency in the 1960's and early 1970's, and began directing his own tvc scripts in their basement. Formed a partnership with David Puttnam as his producer (Puttnam had been a photographers' agent), ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 21 wins & 28 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 1996 Evita
 1990 Renegade MTV Special (TV Movie)
 1987 Angel Heart
 1984 Birdy
 1980 Fame
 1976 No Hard Feelings (TV Movie)
 1976 Bugsy Malone
 1975 The Evacuees (TV Movie)
 1974 Our Cissy (Short)
 1974 Footsteps (Short)
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Show Show Self (62 credits)
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Other Works:

Music video: Directed "You Must Love Me" video by Madonna for the Evita (1996)soundtrack. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 3 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Sir Alan Parker
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Personal Quote:

Making a film is so hard that if you don't have your main actors going along with the ride with the rest of the crew it can make your life very difficult. Particularly within the Hollywood machine. They've allowed more stars to take over and it can make everyone else's life a misery. But the truth is the actors are doing their job just the same as the camera assistant and the costume designer and... See more »

Trivia:

His sons Alexander Parker and Jake Parker help their father out on a lot of his projects, e.g. composing the score for The Life of David Gale (2003). See more »

Trademark:

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Star Sign:

Aquarius

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